SALON OWNER RECOGNIZED Capricci Ricci Salon owner Gerilyn Ghaisarzadeh has been selected as a top 100 artist to follow in the beauty industry across the nation. Modern Salon, one of the beauty industrys top magazines, granted this title to Ghaisarzadeh because of her range of outstanding work. Capricci Ricci Salon, located in the heart of Winter Park, continues to be one of the top salons in the area. YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. O bserver WINTER PARK / MAITLAND YOUR TOWN Winter Park eatery decks walls with local art. 17. FREE FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 A thriller for Tiller VOLUME 30, NO. 34 Four candidates are vying for the open Orange County School Board chairman seat. SEE 3. See inside for our exclusive look at Orangewood Christian and four other area football teams. PAGE 9. TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR A suspect was arrested Thursday, Aug. 16 after he reportedly bur glarized a vehicle before setting it on fire, according to a state ment from the Winter Park Police Department. Officers responded to a call of a vehicle fire at around 6:30 a.m. at the 600 block of Berwick Drive, not far from Winter Park High School. Police heard from a witness that a suspect, later identified as Christian E. Sepulveda, was standing beside the open door of a white Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle was facing south on the west side of the street. (The witness) stated that Sepulveda was standing in the door way of the drivers seat when she noticed small flames coming from the front seat, the police At least two cases of arson took place on Thursday, Aug. 16, in Winter Park. SEE SEPULVEDA PAGE 4 PIGSKIN PREVIEW HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER Ezra Hardy, the city of Maitlands first full-time fire chief, died Aug. 16. He was 89. Hardy, who first served Mait land as a volunteer firefighter in 1968 before becoming fire cap A Winter Park kitten was named after a re truck after local reghters rescued him from underneath a bathroom vanity. SEE PAGE 4 MEET THE CANDIDATES Fireghters remember Ezra Hardy The former Maitland re chief was 89 years old. SEE HARDY PAGE 2 Car burglary suspect sets vehicle on re Meg Pietkiewicz couldnt be happier to see little Tiller safe and sound. Tim Freed
2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 rrfrntrnbrtntrrrt ntrtnftrttrrt rnttrttrtr tttftrr CHALLENGE Congratulations to Full Sail University Winner of the MOVE60 Challenge! b Florida Hospital will soon be AdventHealth. 282813 WINTER PARK SATURDAY, AUG. 25 CATCH YOUR DREAMS 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winer Park. Dream catchers traditionally have been used by native Americans because of their belief the night air is lled with all kinds of dreams. When a dream catcher is hung over or near where you sleep, it swings in the air and catches the dreams as they come and go during the night. Join the citys Family Fun Program where you can make a whimsical dream catcher to ward o bad dreams, capture those great dreams and bring you good luck. This event is free, and all supplies will be provided. For more information, call (407) 599-3342. TUESDAY, AUG. 28 MEATLESS MONDAY COOK ING DEMONSTRATION 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28m at 4Rivers Demonstra tion Kitchen, 210 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. This event is open to Winter Park restaurants, schools and workplaces that are interested in participating in the Winter Park Meatless Mon day Recognition Program. Join Carly Ferguson, health coach and wellness advocate from FitLiving Eats for a delicious cooking demonstration featur ing plant-based drinks and eats you are surely to want to repli cate for your guests. For more information on the Winter Park Meatless Monday Program, visit cityofwinterpark.org/meatless monday or contact Vanessa A. Balta Cook at (407) 599-3364 or vbaltacook@cityofwinter park.org. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 THE HOT SEAT FEATURING SPEAKER MALIA DREYER 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Hear from Central Floridas top entrepreneurs as they take on the hot seat and tell their story about building a success ful business. Hear from Malia Dreyer, founder of Lettermade LLC, as she shares her story of creating her collection of linens. Cost is $25 for chamber mem bers and $50 for non-members. (407) 644-8281. IPHONE FOR BEGINNERS 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Aug. 29, at the community room in the Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Win ter Park. Take a bite out of Ap ples iPhone by learning how to add email addresses to the mail client, use your calendar like a pro and discover apps that can keep the dreaded iPhone Stor age Full message from popping up. For participants ages 18 and up. For more information, call (407) 623-3300. SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 WOMANS CLUB OF WINTER PARK ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Womans Club of Winter Park, 419 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park. Come hunt for some bargains. A bake sale begins at 9 a.m., and lunch is available by Georges Gourmet To Go. The Womans Club of Winter Park is a 501(c)3 organi zation, and all proceeds benet charities. For more information, call (407) 644-2237. MAITLAND FRIDAY, AUG. 24 YOGA AT THE MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 4:30 p.m. Fridays at Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland. Let Jenny Blackburn help you destress from the week and refresh for the weekend. Take your own mat, towel and water bottle. For more information, call (407) 647-7700. SUNDAY, AUG. 26 MAITLAND FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at Lake Lily Park, 701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. Browse through a section of fresh produce and other items at this weekly farmers market in Maitland. For more information, visit Maitland Farmers Market on Facebook. MONDAY, AUG. 27 BRIDGE AT THE MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER Noon Mondays in August at the Maitland Senior Center, 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland. Spend some time playing bridge and making new friends. For more information, call (407) 5396251. MONDAY, AUG. 27 EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce oce, 110 N. Mait land Ave., Maitland. The cham bers education committee will hold its monthly meeting. For more information, visit busi ness.maitlandchamber.com. YOUR CALENDAR tain in 1970, became fire chief in 1972 with a salary of $211 a week. He was a regular guy; he never ever had an ego, said Bart Wright, former deputy fire chief at the Maitland Fire Rescue Department. He was always willing to listen to people and was willing to do whatever you needed to do to get the job done. He was the poster child for a nice man working as fire chief. Wright was hired by Hardy in 1978. He was just 27, and he joined at a time when the fire department was much more modest than it is today. It wasnt a whole lot; it was a garage with an all-in-one room attached, Wright, now 67, said. It was a small environment, a small foyer, very cramped even for the staff in that day. Hardy served as a fire chief in England, Italy and Orlando dur ing his military career before retiring in 1967 from the U.S. Air Force. He came to Maitland when there were only three firefighters and a secretary. Under his com mand, that number doubled before eventually becoming nine firefighters who worked 24-hour rotating shifts. One of those new hires was current Fire Chief Kim Neisler one of the first women brought aboard. She remembers him as a calm in the storm that kept an eye on the future. He was always looking to bet ter the organization; he wasnt afraid to take chances, she said. He started EMS in the agency; nobody around us had started that yet. He wasnt afraid to hire women and break the mold. Wright remembers those early days in the department being far more spartan, with the reduced staff having smaller workload about 500 calls a year compared to todays more than 3,000. Hardy helped bring about other changes, as well. Under his watch, the Maitland department created its first special-services division, which included a diverescue team. He also oversaw the implementation of the fire impact tax, which was used to purchase fire service equipment and needs. Something both Neisler and Wright appreciated was Hardys foresight. He was one of the first to appeal to City Council to only allow development on Maitlands west side if there was an infra structure plan for the fire service to cope with heavier workload and demand. Wright described Hardy as a good man who always left his door open to his staff some thing he emulated when he became deputy fire chief. He was the kind of fire chief where even when he got on the scene of a call he was never the kind of guy who had to be in charge, Wright said. He was a great manager; thats all there was to it. Maitlands fire honor guard will perform casket watch dur ing Hardys funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Lighthouse Church at 1525 S. State Road 15-A, Deland. Hardy remembered CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 3 272123 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 AMERICAN ANIMALS Final Week! Fri & Sun: 3:30PM, 6:30PM Sat: 6:30PM Mon Thurs: 6:30PM SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD One Week Only! Fri & Sun: 9:30PM Sat: 3:45PM, 9:30PM Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:30PM Tues: 3:45PM Cult Classics : ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Tues: 9:30PM Special Programs : LOVE, CECIL A documentary about Cecil Beaton Sat, Sept. 1st at 12PM NANCY ROBBINSONAGE: 54 EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in public relations, Auburn University OCCUPATION: Orange County School Board member FAMILY: Husband of 30 years, Bill Robbinson; grown children, Emma, Anna and William CITY OF RESIDENCE: Orlando nativeWhy are you running for Orange County School Board chair? Iam passionate about public education and the need for the school district to offer a high-quality education experience for every student to reach their full potential.Ihave been proudly serving on the Orange County School Board representing District 6 for the past 10 years, and this experience has prepared me to take the helm and lead as School Board chair. My extensive knowledge of the school district will enable me to help create a smooth transition for the changing School Board, which will have four of the eight members new after this election cycle. What is the single biggest challenge facing OCPS? School safety. The SchoolBoardhas spent $20 million in recent years to fortify its facilitiesand will be approving an additional $11 million this budget cycle tocontinue to do more. The School Board is also spending nearly $5 million on 51 new mental-health professionals that will provide more programs andsupportfor our students mental-health needs. Also, the OCPS police continues to work with the nine local law-enforcement jurisdictions in Orange County to ensure ourcampuses are secure. What is the best way for the district to address school safety? The district should continue toreceive suggestions of safety and security measures fromstudents, parents, teachers and community members and have them vetted by OCPS police.The district should also distribute as much information as quickly as possible to all stakeholders regarding school-safety information, utilizing everymeans of communication available (social media, OCPS App, email, ConnectOrange,print news, TV/radio, town hall meetings) to ensure stakeholders know what is tak ingplace on our schoolcampuses. MEET THE CANDIDATES MATTHEW FITZPATRICKAGE: 50 EDUCATION: Masters degree, educational leadership; bachelors degree, social science education OCCUPATION: Assistant director, Orange Technical College FAMILY: Wife: Sandy; children, Jacquelyn, 21; Steven, 18; and John, 16 CITY OF RESIDENCE: ApopkaWhy are you running for Orange County School Board chair? I gave up on politicians solving the problems in education. Helping young people is my passion. I view education as one of the best ways to help people and to disrupt pov erty. I have been in education for 25 years 12 as a teacher and 13 as an administrator. Ive watched the steady degrading of education over the past several years, and I decided to do something about it. If I win this position, it means a 50% pay cut. My life motto is, Pursue your passion, not your pension. What is the single biggest challenge facing OCPS? The greatest challenge facing OCPS is that all of our students feel loved and feel safe. I believe students need hope, they need a positive attitude, they need to know that people care, and they need to know that they can become whatever they desire to be as long as they are willing to work. We need great teachers in every classroom to accomplish these goals. This need is a major concern of mine because we are facing teacher shortages in many of the high needs areas of math, science, special education, and elementary education. Our students deserve great teachers. What is the best way for the district to address school safety? We need to continue to secure the perimeter of our schools. We also need to move toward single points of entry. We need to make sure there are SROs at all schools, and we need to explore putting Class D security guards at the entrances of all schools. We also need to free up our teachers to be able to truly connect with and care about our students. Teachers are the counselors kids see every day. A teacher show ing they care can save a hopeless childs life. Our evaluation system must become teacher-friendly to foster this classroom environment.TERESA JACOBSAGE: 61 EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in economics, Florida State Univer sity, cum laude OCCUPATION: Public service (mayor, Orange County) FAMILY: Husband of 37 years, Bruce; sons, Josh, Max, Chase; daughter, Lisa CITY OF RESIDENCE: Unincorporated Orange County Why are you running for Orange County School Board chair? I have always been a staunch advocate for public education, so when Bruce and I moved to Orange County and our four children entered Orange County Public Schools, I volunteered in my childrens classroom, served on School Advisory Councils and PTAs. As the education chair for (Orange County Housing Authority), I worked directly with the school district, School Board and super intendent on many issues. As my term as mayor comes to a close, I would like the opportunity to serve where I can the greatest difference in our community. I believe that is serving as the chair of OCPS. What is the single biggest challenge facing OCPS? Lack of adequate state funding. Money doesnt solve everything but, in this case, every challenge OCPS faces is made worse but inadequate funding from school safety, to school overcrowding, to recruiting and retaining teachers lack of adequate funding exacerbates these problems. What is the best way for the district to address school safety? No one single approach is suf ficient to address school safety. In 2012, immediately after the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, I offered to fund deputies in all unincorporated elementary schools. I also convened a Youth Mental Health Commission. Today, Orange County funds two mental-health programs available to all schools: our Wrap Around Orange and Mobile Crisis Response Teams. A law-enforcement officer should be at the entrance of every school. Additional efforts must be under taken immediately to harden all schools, and to utilize technology and cameras to keep weapons out of our schools.ROBERT PRATERAGE: 55 EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in elementary education OCCUPATION: Resource teacher/ dean of students FAMILY: Wife, Donna Linares CITY OF RESIDENCE: Orlando Why are you running for Orange County School Board chair? Since starting my educational career in 2008, I have had the privilege to work not only in direct contact with all levels of our OCPS employee family but also with our students and their parents. I branched out getting to know and work directly with the community and the businesses within and heard their opinions, thoughts, and ideas. Then I began serving on various district committees and saw how my views as a teacher and community advocate positively impacted some of the decisions recommended by those committees. What is the single biggest challenge facing OCPS? Paying our employees and teachers the national average would be a great challenge to overcome. Teachers are becoming increasingly discouraged because of the cur rent state of education. Many like myself are now attempting to make changes from within the system. Teachers all over this county, state and nation are now running for political office. As a school system, were not giving students the opportunities to be who they are or to become who/what they want to be. What we are doing is developing another generation of test-takers. This is becoming a more serious issue than any of us could have ever imagine. What is the best way for the district to address school safety? As a school district, we have put some safety measures in place, but we can do more. This is why I feel it is essential to place a safety committee that can bring to the board the entire districts concerns. I want a to put a call center in place that can be used for multipurpose situations safety being one of them. We have installed millions of dollars of surveillance cameras, and we need to make sure we have enough personnel watching all our schools and who is coming onto the property.ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRRunning for Orange County School Board chair are four candidates: outgoing Orange County May or Teresa Jacobs, Orange County School Board member Nancy Robbinson, Or ange County teacher Robert Prater and Orange County Public Schools administrator Matthew Fitzpatrick. The winner will succeed outgoing Board Chairman Bill Sublette, who was elected to the position in 2010. The four candidates will face o in the Aug. 28 primary election. If no one receives more than 50% of the vote, a runo will be held Nov. 6. For complete, unedited answers, visit OrangeObserver.com.GABBY BAQUERO
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Winter Park firefighters Joe Cel letti, Kevin Dixon, Brad Grainger and Kevin Powers came to the rescue of a cute black kitten on Thursday, Aug. 9, after it got stuck underneath a vanity in a bathroom. The timing of the incident was surprising to say the least for Winter Park homeowner Meg Pietkiewicz. Her husband had just brought the cat home earlier that day at about 1 p.m., while she was out of the house. Pietkiewicz came home at 3:30 p.m. and went to check on the cat left in one of the bathrooms of her house. My friend Gwen was here, and were like, Wheres the cat? Pietkiewicz said. A little investigation of the bathroom revealed there was a hole about the diameter of a soda can just above the kick plate of the bathroom vanity. Pietkiewicz thought the worst. Hes in the walls of the house that was my first reaction, she said. Were putting up glasses against the wall and couldnt hear anything. I said, What am I going to do? After leaving out cat food and calling out to the kitten with no success, Pietkiewicz called the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Depart ment. Firefighters arrived at the scene and immediately got to work, feeding a search camera through the hole. The camera revealed some paw-sitive news: The black kitten was just behind the kick plate, though hiding all the way back against the wall. We saw it blink its eye, so we knew that it was alive, Lt. Para medic Brad Grainger said. The firefighters carefully removed the kick plate from the bottom of the vanity and coaxed the kitten out with one of its favor ite toys: a plastic jingling ball with a blue feather attached. The minute they said, Hes alive, I started bawling, Piet kiewicz said. I got myself back together, and then I called (my husband) Jim and said, Hes alive! Hes alive! Grainger said the department gets about a dozen or so calls each year regarding trapped animals. Just earlier this year, another crew was called to rescue multiple baby ducks that were washed into a storm drain and separated from their mother. In most cases, ani mal control would be sent to res cue an animal, but in unique cases like the one on Aug. 9 in which the animal is stuck in a closed space, firefighters come out with their gear to help. In situations like this with the kitten that was in the void space it probably wouldnt have come out on its own without assistance, Grainger said. We wanted to take a look and try to help the situation. Pietkiewicz had never even seen the black kitten her husband had brought home until firefighters were rescuing it from her vanity. In that moment, she met her new kitten for the first time and realized it still didnt have a name. After we had removed the kit ten, the homeowner had men tioned that she hadnt had a name picked out yet, Grainger said. She said she wanted to name it in honor of the guys that came out to help the cat. I jokingly threw out the name Tiller. I said, Our aerial truck we have parked in front of your house is actually called a tiller truck. You could name it Tiller. She went with that, and I was surprised to see that. Were happy that there was a good outcome and that we were able to located the cat quickly that it was healthy and can enjoy its days ahead, Grainger said. Once I got (Tiller), I just held onto him the rest of the night, Pietkiewicz said. report reads. (The witness) then asked Sepulveda what was wrong. Sepulveda responded by facing her and stating, The car is on fire. Sepulveda then reportedly closed the open door and started walking away from the vehicle, heading north on Berwick Drive toward Brookshire Avenue. The officers made contact with Sepulveda, and an investigation revealed he had burglarized the car and set it on fire. Law enforce ment also discovered Sepulveda was connected to several other vehicle burglaries in the area. Sepulveda was arrested for arson, vehicle burglary and grand theft. The owner of the vehicle told Winter Park officers they intend to pursue criminal charges. Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues. The police department couldnt offer more information beyond the police report because of the ongo ing nature of the investigation. According to the community crime map available through the departments website, another incident of arson took place near by at the 600 block of Dunraven Drive just 90 minutes earlier. The department hadnt had an arson case since July 3 near the intersection of West Fairbanks Avenue and Clay Street, accord ing to the the community crime map. Before that, the last arson incident happened back in Feb ruary, also on Clay Street. On Monday, Aug. 20, the Winter Park Police Department ar rested Khalid O. Johnson, who is suspected of three vehicle burglaries and larceny to a ve hicle during the early morning hours of July 25, according to a statement from the depart ment. Johnson was booked into Orange County Jail. Winter Park has seen at least 12 car burglaries so far this month as of Tuesday, Aug. 21, according to the online com munity crime map. Last month was the worst this year in terms of car burglaries with 27. Thats compared to the 22 reported burglaries in January and 21 reported in March. Sepulveda arrested CAR BURGLAR ARRESTED CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 A purr-fect ending The minute they said, Hes alive, I started bawling. I got myself back together, and then I called (my husband) Jim and said, Hes alive! Hes alive! Meg Pietkiewicz Courtesy photo Joe Celletti, Kevin Dixon, Brad Grainger and Kevin Powers of the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Depart ment rescued little Tiller after he got trapped in a vanity on Aug. 9. Tim Freed Tiller got some help from the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Depart ment after he got stuck underneath a bathroom vanity.
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 5 Allison Olcsvay Three years ago, Georgia Ellison was facing the same prognosis that she has watched her mother suer with for de cades. The progressive osteopenia would someday develop into osteoporosis, bringing on devastating broken bones and pain. My mother is 93 now, and Ive watched her suer so much; I just dont want that to happen to me, Ellison said. Medication to strengthen her bones never produced signicant results, and after years of taking them, she decided to try a new course of action. Following the recommendation of a friend she signed on with Elite Strength and Fitness of Winter Park and began following a twice-weekly strength-training regimen designed to increase her muscle mass and bone density. At her next DEXA scan to measure density, Ellisons doctor noticed a big change and she was able to stop taking her medication. Success stories like Ellisons dont come easy though; it took months of intense workouts with the guidance of personal trainers to get there. At 64, Les Rinehart, one of Elites trainers, knows the challenges his clients face. After 33 years in the tness industry, the former strength coach for the Charlotte Hornets retired in 2007, only to come out of retirement a few years ago to join Elite be cause, he said, he saw the value in what they oered their clients. The equip ment here is top of the line and the techniques produce results like no other, Rinehart said. At Elite, education is as important as the equipment. Be fore clients spend anytime working out, they share their medical history, goals and concerns with trainers who develop a plan that covers time inside and outside of the gym. Clients needs are evaluated and we give them a detailed analysis of what they need to do, especially at home, to accomplish their goals, said owner Monte Mitchell. Homework might include keeping food and exercise journals to learn more about their habits, especially if weight loss is a goal. The gym also oers a 12-week group nutrition workshop to their members, guaranteeing results for their clients, provided they follow all the recommendations made during their consultation. 70-year-old physician Dr. Maria Bors has been a client of Elite for seven years and nds that training there ts quite nicely into her busy lifestyle. The 20-minute workouts are easy for me to t in and I nd them easy to commit to, Bors said. Rather than working out with sweaty, bulked-up gym rats, Elites clients nd an almost Zen-like atmosphere, with trainers attentive to their every motion. Speaking in tones of calm assurance, trainers oer equal parts encouragement and challenge, pushing clients to new levels. The workouts are physically demanding, but not in the way one might expect. Motions are slow and intensely controlled, demanding maximum eort from muscles while barely breaking a sweat. Many clients dont even change out of oce clothes, Rinehart said. They simply dont need to. Before beginning with Elite, Bors suffered from daily back pain, but after just a few months in the gym, she experienced a noticeable change in pain levels and now rarely suers at all. Its been remarkable for me, she said. I can feel how strong I am, especially when I am traveling carrying luggage. I have a strength I never had before. The strength training is very good for preventing bone loss, said Bors, which is something we all need as we age.ADVERTORIAL 407-740-7750 1312 Palmetto Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 www.elitestrengthandtness.comMention this ad for a free consultation. You can schedule this consultation by calling Elite Strength & Fitness at 407-740-7750Strength training at any age can help improve muscle mass and bone density 282163 Caring for Winter Parks Pets and Their People Since 19551601 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-2676282082 283246 Call Premier Senior Consultants for a complimentary consultation. Mention this ad for a chance to win a $25 Publix gift card!407-703-7022 www.PSCFL.comHave you seen Mom or Dad recently? Do you need help caring for a loved one? Is it time to consider Assisted Living? TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORThe business world is, well, a busy place. There are so many companies in the world that sometimes it can be easy to miss the small, quality shops located next door or online. Local entrepreneurs and store owners work daily to create the best product while simultaneously running their own marketing campaigns to draw peoples attention. Its a hard job, but a noble pursuit leaders at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce are hoping to assist with as they host the next edition of The Hot Seat Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the chambers home on West Lyman Avenue. The upcoming event will feature a talk from local entrepreneur Malia Dreyer who will discuss her business Lettermade LLC. She does some really whimsical and fun things her main medium that she works in is embroidered napkins, Chamber President and CEO Betsy Gardner Eckbert said. We love how she takes some thing that reminds us of grandmas embroidered napkins and turns it on its head. Founded in 2014, Lettermade was developed out of Dreyers love for keepsakes and fine linens a passion itself that was inspired by her grandmother Mary Jacqueline, who also had a passion for linens. Dreyers embroidered linens range from cocktail napkins with designs featuring animal people to Oprah to the usual floral decorations. There also are linens that can be customized to a customers specifications. But her work doesnt just stop there. Dreyer also offers dinner napkins, guest towels and handkerchiefs that feature numerous designs. And its not just her products that have drawn the attention of the chamber Dreyer has utilized social media like a pro to advertise her linens in Winter Park area and beyond. On Instagram alone, Lettermade has more than 12,000 followers. I think what is interesting is that Malias products are highly Instagrammable and that used to not be a word, Gardner Eckbert said, laughing. The Hot Seat was started two years ago to really be a way to highlight small businesses that are kind of punching above their weight in our community. We have a bunch of really interesting, right under our nose businesses here in our town that are national or even to some degree, global and we want to start focusing on what those people are doing. In the past, The Hot Seat has featured Winter Park-area busi ness leaders such as 4 Rivers owner John Rivers and Track Shack coowners Jon and Betsy Hughes. As with any of The Hot Seat events, the hope is always simple: inspire local entrepreneurship. Even the biggest businesses can benefit from being more entrepreneurial, Gardner Eckbert said. The focus is on scaling, growth and its about doing it in a limitedresources environment. If people come to this program and walk away feeling inspired to operate more efficiently, to create a leaner organization, to create more impact in terms of their growth, then we have hit the target with this program.Local entrepreneur to take The Hot Seat IF YOU GOTHE HOT SEAT WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 WHERE: Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave. COST: $25 members, $50 non-members CONTACT: Amie Morgan, email@example.comThe Winter Park Chamber of Commerces ongoing series, will feature Lettermade LLC owner Malia Dreyer.If people come to this program and walk away feeling inspired to operate more eciently, to create a leaner organization, to create more impact in terms of their growth, then we have hit the target with this program. Betsy Gardner Eckbert
6 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 280573 jobs.cityfurniture.comDistribution Center & Delivery Driver Positions:August 29, 2018 9:30am 3:00pm Showroom Positions: August 30, 2018 9:30a m 3:00pm Orlando Hiring EventEvents located at Faireld Inn & Suites Ocoee 10791 West Colonial Drive Ocoee, Florida 34761WALK-INS WELCOME 281464 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORSending a child off to college can be a major transition, but what about sending a child off to college in another country? Thats the case for families who attended the Rollins College International Family Break fast hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Aug. 21. Families from other countries with children attending Rollins College came together to net work with college staff, connect with chamber resources and hear from immigration attorney Car los Colombo. Chamber President and CEO Betsy Gardner Eckbert said the event serves as a way to introduce families to the community and make them feel at home. Extending a warm welcome is one of the most fundamental things that a chamber can do making sure that people know that we want them in our community, Gardner Eckbert said. Sending your child to another country is a really big deal, and we want to make sure were meet-Home away from homeThe Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Rollins College teamed up to welcome international families to Winter Park. Lauren Bloom, of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and Micki Meyer, Faye Tydlaska and Mamta Accapadi, of Rollins College, were present to welcome families to the event.
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 7 278424 When I DO becomesI M DONE. 271979 ing them where they are in a very difficult part of their familys journey to relocate their child to another country especially one that, at the moment, doesnt have the most warm welcome for international guests. We want to go above and beyond and say, Whatever is going on in Washington has nothing to do with the way we welcome people in Winter Park. Families at the event were connected with concierges on staff at the chamber, who can direct them to whatever types of services or local businesses they might need, from hairstylists to veterinarians to coffee shops. Immigration attorney and guest speaker Carlos Colombo also discussed the state of immigration in the country and the various options immigrants have to obtain visas. Carlos Pacheco, of the Dominican Republic, knew sending his son Jean Carlos Pacheco to Rollins would be a tough transition for the whole family. The Winter Park area was a clear favorite when the Pacheco family visited schools where Jean Carlos could study international business, Carlos Pacheco said. The area is beautiful I believe its the right way to develop a city, Carlos Pacheco said. Its under control, that was our first impression. What (Jean Car los) liked the most about (Rollins College) was the exclusivity. This is no small college; that is what impressed him the most. Gardner Eckbert said the chamber hopes to get international families to plant roots in the area and start businesses nearby. Look no further than Park Avenue to see the impact of business owners coming from around the globe, she said. About 10 businesses in downtown Winter Park hold EB-5 visas. We know that international families have an opportunity to impact our economy in a special and unique way, and we know that talking to them about relocating a business here can have an even more unique impact and powerful impact on our community, Gardner Eckbert said. We want to build a global network of people who may be interested in relocating businesses here, and also, we want to support the families as they transition to having a piece of their family resident in Winter Park. Were here to help. For more information about the Winter Park Chamber of Commerces concierge services, visit winterpark.org or call (407) 6448281. We know that international families have an opportunity to impact our economy in a special and unique way, and we know that talk ing to them about relocating a business here can have an even more unique impact and powerful impact on our community. Betsy Gardner Eckbert, president and CEO, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Betsy Gardner Eckbert welcomed families to the event. Immigration attorney Carlos Colombo gave a short presentation to international families about obtaining visas.
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SPORTS AUGUST 24, 2018 TROY HERRING ASSOCIATE EDITOR T heres a lot to be said about building a program from the ground up especially at a small pri vate school. Its probably one of the tough est jobs in high-school sports, and its been a challenge that sixth year head coach Bill Gierke has taken on since he first arrived in 2012 at Orangewood Christian. But unlike previous seasons, going into the new year there seems to a bit of momentum the program has not seen in a good while. Orangewood looks to follow up and continue the success expe rienced last season which saw the Rams finish 8-3 and make an appearance in the Sunshine State semifinal game. Although if you ask Gierke his thoughts on last season, hed tell you that the past is simply that the past. The positive part is that it is really, really positive for your school things that students and the school enjoy because they dont happen all the time, and when you can get that positive experience its something that can really carry you through the rest of the year, Gierke said. But I personally dont worry about it no more I just worry about the next game. 2018 PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW Ram tough Despite the graduation of quarterback and leader Ian Stone, the Orangewood Christian Rams are poised for another strong season. ORANGEWOOD CHRISTIAN RAMS Head Coach: Bill Gierke 2017 Record: 8-3 District Record: 1-1 Playos: Lost 35-18 to Wind ermere Prep in Sunshine State seminals Key Returners: RB/OLB Anthony Brown, CB/WR Emauni Smith son, CB/WR Daniel Nieves, TE/ DE Kyle Bowman, G/DT Chris Bracker Key Losses: QB Ian Stone, WR/ FS Drew Bane, WR/CB Parker Penny, SS Maurice Freeze SCHEDULE: Aug. 24 at Cocoa Beach Sept. 7 at Masters Academy Sept. 14 vs. Lake Mary Prep Sept. 21 at Legacy Charter Sept. 28 vs. Windermere Prep Oct. 5 vs. Trinity Prep Oct. 12 at Central Florida Chris tian Academy Oct. 19 vs. First Academy SEE RAMS PAGE 10 Photos by Troy Herring Lineman Chris Bracker, left, and TE/DE Kyle Bowman are looking to help lead the Rams to another deep playo run this season.
10 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 rfntbtrnrf 283035 Unlike last season, Gierke and his Rams will be without the play making abilities of quarterback and leader Ian Stone who helped his squad throughout each game with some impressive stats. Through 10 games, Stone threw for 712 yards on 41-for-80 passing, while tossing eight touchdowns to four picks. Stone was even more dangerous on his feet. On 89 carries, he racked up a whopping 915 yards and 16 touchdowns. Overall, he account ed for 1,727 of the Rams total 3,546 yards, and 18 of the teams total 55 touchdowns. He was a tremendous player for us he is playing at Jackson ville right now, Gierke said. Right now, we have three or four kids who are trying to win the quarter back job right now I dont know who is going to do that, Im making them compete for the job. Along with the competition at the QB position, there are plenty of players to step up more than there has been in the past. This year, the Rams have about 50 kids on the roster, the most players that Gierke has had during his tenure at the school. Among the new and old faces at Orangewood, the Rams will have some talent to lean on starting with star running back Anthony Brown. Brown, a junior, was the lead back for the Rams last year and a threat to break runs on just about every defense he faced. Through nine games last year, Brown hauled in 766 rushing yards on 74 car ries for an average of 85 yards per game, while piling on 17 rushing touchdowns. Brown hit the cen tury mark in yards in three out of those nine games, with his longest run being 75 yards. He is a very, very talented player hes about 5-foot-10, 220 pounds, and he can run and catch the ball, Gierke said. He is a Divi sion I football player, and if you can get him past the line of scrimmage, he is going to gain a lot of yards. Joining Brown as offensive threats are senior tight end Kyle Bowman and senior running back Troy McPeak. Bowman who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 215 pounds has been able to utilize his size to get open while also dropping back to offer QB protection. He is also an abso lute workhorse, Gierke said. He is a beast, Gierke said. He never comes off the field, (and) hes been like that for three years. Although he was limited to only 11 carries last year, McPeak made the most out of the time he was given racking up 108 yards and a single rushing touchdown through seven games of work. McPeak also grabbed 33 yards on seven recep tions. And like most of the team, both Bowman and McPeak serve on the defensive side of the ball, which both excel at tremendously. Last season at the OLB/DE posi tions, Bowman finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 49 43 of which were solo tackles. A little over half of his tackles (25) were tackles for loss. McPeak spends his time defen sively at the OLB position as well, where he picked up 22 total tack les (15 solo, seven assists), which includes five tackles for loss. Hes been starting for me for three years, Gierke said. He has had some not major injuries but some minor injuries that have curtailed some of his seasons, but if he stays healthy, he is a very quality player. Although there is a lot of talent in the skill positions especially out wide theres one spot that Gierke worries about, and its a problem that many schools such as Orangewood face: size on the offensive line. At public schools, finding beef up-front can be easier because of a larger pool of candidates. Luckily for Gierke, he will have an anchor on the line in senior center Chris Bracker, whose big 6-foot-2, 275-pound frame will provide some relief for whoever takes over at the QB position. Given these returning guys who will continue to lead, and the pos sibility of some fresh faces step ping up and taking over, theres a lot to be excited about when it comes to the upcoming season for these players who will look not only to win games, but also become one, cohesive unit. I tell them all every day: The goal is about family, Gierke said. Its never about me; its always about family. My goal is to try and give them the best chance to win every time they take the field. Photos by Tim Freed and Troy Herring The Rams look to build on last years success following an 8-win season. Rams ready for season CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 2018 PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 11 258968 September 2, 20182 WINTER PARK WILDCATS Head Coach: Tim Shiet 2017 Record: 12-1 District Record: 4-0 (champions) Playos: Lost 33-6 to Wekiva in Class 8A regional nals Key Returners: RB/SB Tyrone Davis, WR/FS Malik Tolbert, WR/SS Mar cus Clarke, OLB/DE JJ Valle-Smith Key Losses: QB Cameron LeGree, CB/WR EJ Jimenez, Brian Gomez, WR/CB Cameron Brown, SS/WR Cullen Honohan, WR/CB Michael Lopez SCHEDULE Aug. 24 vs. Lake Nona Aug. 31 vs. Oviedo Sept. 7 at Wekiva Sept. 14 vs. Colonial Sept. 21 at Evans Sept. 28 vs. Timber Creek Oct. 5 vs. Olympia Oct. 12 at University Oct. 19 at Boone Nov. 2 vs. Lake Mary BISHOP MOORE HORNETS Coach: Matt Hedrick 2017 Record: 9-3 District Record: 3-1 (runner-up) Playos: Lost 56-27 to American Heritage in Class 5A regional semi nal Key Returners: WR/FS Dylan Brazil, MLB/OLB Nick Spitulski, FS/RB Channing Stotts Key Losses: QB Keanu Kong, RB Trilion Coles, RB/WR Zach Suarez, WR/RB Caleb McMillan SCHEDULE Aug. 24 at Edgewater Aug. 31 vs. Lake Brantley Sept. 14 at Archbishop Spalding (Severn, MD) Sept. 21 at South Sumter Sept. 28 vs. Jones Oct. 5 vs. Melbourne Central Catho lic Oct. 12 vs Tavares Oct. 19 vs. Centennial Oct. 26 at Eustis Nov. 1 at Seminole TRINITY PREP SAINTS Head Coach: Mike Kruczek 2017 Record: 8-2 District Record: 1-1 Playos: N/A Key Returners: QB Spencer Fet ter, WR/FS Michael Evans, WR/SB Tommy Tight Key Losses: RB Christopher Cayo, TE Alec Holler SCHEDULE Aug. 24 vs. Four Corners Aug. 31 at Masters Academy Sept. 7 vs. Frostproof Sept. 14 at Discovery Sept. 21 at Lake Highland Prep Sept. 28 at Father Lopez Oct. 5 at Orangewood Christian Oct. 12 vs. First Academy Oct. 26 at Cocoa Beach Nov. 2 vs. Space Coast EDGEWATER EAGLES Head Coach: Cameron Duke 2017 Record: 9-3 District Record: 5-0 (champions) Playos: Lost 23-7 to Fleming Is land in Class 7A regional seminal Key Returners: QB Robert Harvey, RB Paul Connelly, Key Losses: SB Quondarrius Whit eld SCHEDULE Aug. 24 vs. Bishop Moore Aug. 31 at Colonial Sept. 7 at Olympia Sept. 14 at Ocoee Sept. 28 vs. West Port Oct. 5 vs. Lake Howell Oct. 12 at Lake Minneola Oct. 19 vs. East Ridge Oct. 26 at Hagerty Nov. 2 vs. Boone FOOTBALL BREAKDOWN
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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 13 278219 WINTER PARK 32789 The home at 321 W. Kings Way, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 15, for $579,090. Built in 1948, it has three bedrooms, two baths, and 2,244 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $258. The home at 2217 Howard Drive, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 8, for $410,000. Built in 1957, it has three bedrooms, two baths, and 2,387 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $171. The home at 2721 Salisbury Blvd., Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 6, for $230,000. Built in 1951, it has two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,080 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $212. The home at 1861 Oglesby Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 8, for $164,800. Built in 1951, it has two bedrooms, one bath, and 728 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $226. The home at 2500 Lee Road #220, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 13, for $120,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, one bath, and 851 square feet of liv ing area. The price per square foot is $141. 32792 The home at 2827 Banchory Road, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 10, for $475,000. Built in 1965, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,050 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $231. Winter Park estate sells for $3.4 million A home in Winter Park topped all Winter Park/Maitlandarea residential realestate transactions from Aug. 6 to 17. The home at 1081 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 15, for $3.4 million. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths and 5,033 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $675. REAL ESTATE redn.com The home at 1081 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 15, for $3.4 million. The gourmet kitchen is a stunning new space by Busby and oers a one-of-a-kind walk-in pantry, soft-close cabinetry, marble coun tertops, large wood-grain island with hidden TV console, and an open layout that allows entertainment with friends and family in both the family room and outdoor-living areas. Take the private elevator upstairs to the master retreat, where a spa bath, complete with heated marble oors and double vanities. SNAPSHOT Total Sales: 50 High Sale Price: $3.4 million Low Sale Price: $76,500 SEE REAL ESTATE PAGE 14 MILLIONPLUS SALES The home at 1081 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 15, for $3.4 million. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, four-andone-half baths and 5,033 square feet of liv ing area. The price per square foot is $675. The home at 650 Dixie Parkway, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 13, for $2.75 million. Built in 2018, it has six bedrooms, six-and-onehalf baths and 6,007 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $457. The home at 2210 Glencoe Road, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 10, for $1.59 million. Built in 1926, it has ve bedrooms, ve baths, two half-bathsand 4,214 square feet of liv ing area. The price per square foot is $379. The home at 1536 Holts Grove Circle, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 17, for $1.49 million. Built in 2015, it has six bedrooms, sixand-one-half baths and 4,878 square feet of liv ing area. The price per square foot is $305.
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Morse Blvd., Ste. 260 Winter Park, FL 32789 The home at 629 Balfour Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 10, for $472,000. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 3,156 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $149. The home at 705 Monmouth Way, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 9, for $378,300. Built in 1970, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,257 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $167. The home at 7627 Lodge Pole Trail #2, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 13, for $300,000. Built in 1972, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,251 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $133. The home at 4434 Glenview Lane, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 13, for $286,000. Built in 1986, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,982 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $144. The home at 1016 Braemar Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 8, for $285,000. Built in 1959, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,359 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $209. The home at 4044 Tenita Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 10, for $280,000. Built in 1977, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,964 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $142. The home at 1008 Dunraven Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 14, for $280,000. Built in 1957, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,642 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $170. The home at 5216 Poinsettia Ave., Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 14, for $280,000. Built in 1974, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,774 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $157. The home at 1021 Princess Gate Blvd., Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 16, for $270,000. Built in 1976, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,318 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $204. The home at 1373 Hyde Park Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 8, for $263,000. Built in 1987, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,673 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $157. The home at 1041 Eastbrook Blvd., Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 10, for $260,000. Built in 1959, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,483 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $175. The home at 1368 Tierra Circle, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 17, for $257,500. Built in 1968, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,715 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $150. The home at 603 Balfour Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 15, for $257,000. Built in 1959, it has three bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 1,610 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $159. The home at 5599 Pats Point, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 6, for $250,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,613 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $154. The home at 3654 Periwinkle Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 6, for $250,000. Built in 1964, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,378 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $181. The home at 3674 Serape Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 9, for $237,500. Built in 1965, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,470 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $161. The home at 7148 Swallow Run, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 7, for $194,500. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 1,565 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $124. The home at 1325 Paradise Lane, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 9, for $192,000. Built in 1984, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,280 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $150. VARIANCES Here is a breakdown of the variances reviewed by the Win ter Park Board of Adjustments Tuesday, Aug. 21. A request of Sheila Cichra, on behalf of Lake Virginia Condominium Association, for the property located at 690 Osceola Ave. for variances to allow the construction of boat slips extending 40 feet into Lake Virginia, in lieu of the 30-foot maximum permitted distance into the lake, and to allow an area of 1,030 square feet, in lieu of the maximum allowed area of 600 square feet was tabled. A request of Rock Solid Property Solutions LLC for the property located at 1811 Bryan Ave. for variances to allow the reconstruction of an existing home with side setbacks of 7.4 feet on the east side and 7.6 feet on the west side, in lieu of the required setback of 10 feet was approved. A request of Greg Engeman and Angela Whitford-Narine for the property located at 1664 Cypress Point Lane for variances to allow the construction of a swimming pool and enclosure located nine feet and seven feet, respectively, from the side lot line, in lieu of the required side setback of 13 feet was withdrawn. A request of Wil and Ashleigh Torres for the prop erty located at 1260 Alabama Drive for a variance to allow the construction of a swim ming pool and increasing the impervious coverage by 335 square feet to 58%, in lieu of the maximum permitted cov erage of 50% was withdrawn. A request of Brian and Jen nifer Vander Pol for the prop erty at 2704 Summereld Road for variances to allow the construction of a swim ming pool, deck and enclo sure located 6.5 feet, from the rear lot line and the pool deck and screen enclosure located ve feet from the rear lot line, whereas the required setback is 10 feet to the pool and screen enclosure and ve feet to the deck was approved. REAL ESTATE zillow.com The home at 2210 Glencoe Road, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 10, for $1.59 million. This is a one-of-a-kind French country estate near Lake Sue in a quiet neighborhood. The property includes a main house, guest house, new pool with cabana on a half-acre double lot; it was originally owned by Dr. Phillips. The entire prop erty has been restored and brought back current to modern-day nishes by the present owner.
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 15 The home at 747 Warrenton Road, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 6, for $185,000. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,196 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $154. The home at 7474 Canford Court #13, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 7, for $155,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 1,611 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $96. The home at 5112 Lazy Oaks Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 14, for $155,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,008 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $153. The home at 5129 Lazy Oaks Drive #5129, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 10, for $145,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,186 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $122. The home at 213 Lewfield Circle #213, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 14, for $120,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 1,300 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $92. The home at 2492 Barbados Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 10, for $120,000. Built in 1978, it has two bedrooms, one baths and 854 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $129. The home at 3006 George Mason Ave. #7, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 9, for $90,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 1,108 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $81. The home at 338 Scottsdale Square #338, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 13, for $88,000. Built in 1974, it has two bed rooms, two baths and 1,085 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $81. The home at 7314 Swallow Run #7314, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 13, for $76,500. Built in 1984, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 775 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $98. MAITLAND 32751 The home at 103 James Place, Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 10, for $650,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,382 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $192. The home at 1561 Lyndale Blvd., Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 13, for $558,500. Built in 1967, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,303 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $242. The home at 2410 Lauder Drive, Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 15, for $516,750. Built in 1967, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,320 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $222. The home at 1020 Tuckaseegee Trail, Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 6, for $500,000. Built in 1960, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,114 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $236. 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Lyman Ave. Commercial alterations PA Partners LLLP $200,000 771 Pinetree Road Residential addition and garage Thomas Cavanaugh Life Estate $80,000 501 N. Orlando Ave., No. 225 Commercial alterations SVAP Winter Park LP $75,000 272 W. 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ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMTIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORA new Winter Park restau rant off U.S. 17-92 is half eatery and half art gallery, giving local artists a platform to display and sell their work. Cinco Tacos + Tequila only has been open for a few weeks, but already it is becoming a hub for both the visual and culinary arts. The owners of the California/Mexican eatery at 140 N. Orlando Ave. decided early on it was going to be a haven for arts and culture that was the vision of Cinco partners Michael Quatrini; Ed Perrott; Greg Pran zo; Mario Lopez, who starred on Saved by the Bell; and Chris Kirkpatrick from NSYNC. What we wanted in this atmosphere was to kind of have a cultured atmosphere where food and art and everything collide, and where local artists can have a place or forum they can hang out and meet folks that are interested in buying their artwork, Quatrini said. The artwork here is available for sale. Were not just using wall graphics its really fine art. It creates sophisticated con versation and it (makes) people to want to gather, Pranzo said. Its culture; its life. The collection of art all began with a permanent mural along a back wall painted by artist and designer Lionel Brackman, who was inspired by a traditional mosaic in the town of Tequila, Mexico. As the place was evolving, Lionels painting this by hand hes not airbrushing it, hes literally painting it with a paintbrush, Its culture; its life We want people to come and see something dierent and unique. Were happy to sell something, because that brings another interesting piece. Michael QuatriniCinco Tacos + Tequila oers an ever-changing gallery for local artists. SEE ART PAGE 18
18 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 283286 Marla E, TeacherMarla E exhibits throughout Central Florida. She was recognized as Seminole County Artist of the Year (2016). She will be teaching acrylic painting, urban plaster sculpting mosiac and painted leaves.INTRODUCTORY ART CLASSNO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYEach Week we will feature a new art project using different media. You will be learning a bit of Art History and some creative techniques; Painting, Collage, Urban Plaster and Water Color. All supplies will be provided. You only need to bring your imagination! There will be an Exhibition/ Celebration during the 8 week session. Linda Saracino, TeacherLinda Saracino works in oils, acrylics and watercolors but is known for mixed-media collages. Her award winning work has been exhibited in many Central Florida venues and is displayed in a private collections nationwide.Elizabeth St. Hilaire, TeacherElizabeths artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed. A First Place Winner in the catergory of collage for The Artists Magazine (2010), she has won many awards. She will be teaching watercolor sketches.Spring 2018 Exhibit and Luncheon 9/12/18 10/31/18 (8 week course) | Wednesdays, 10am 12pm | $90Maitland Civic Center, Venue on the Lake | 641 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland, FL, 32751 www.pamaitland.org/creative-arts-for-life/ Quatrini said. Everybody was intrigued. That ended up drawing the attention of Orlando artist Jay Jbon Bonadio, who painted striking portraits of women dawning Da de los Muertos face paint. The artists signature touch is how he melts shattered glass on top of the painted canvas to give it a sparkling brilliance thats pleasing to the eyes. Jbon and Brackman ended up collaborating on another permanent piece that depicts Albert Einstein writing an equation in neon lights: tacos + tequila = Cinco. Orlando artist Mateo Blanco, famous for his larger-than-life portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey made from cof fee beans, also contributed a few pieces to Cinco. Inspired by the singer Madonna, the Desire series by Blanco is essentially multiple pieces of art in one an optical illusion portrait using slits. Depending on where youre standing when you look at her, Madonnas pose shifts. (Blanco)s very interested in art that changes as (you look at it), Quatrini said. What makes Cinco unique compared to other art galleries is that the restaurant doesnt charge any kind of commission. Its a collision of culture the founding partners hope will evolve into a venue for art receptions and events in the future. The restaurant takes pride in being a platform for artists, Quatrini said. Information on purchasing art soon will be available on the restaurants website, but for now, the restau rant makes artist business cards available for any would-be buy ers. Were doing it for a lot of reasons: we want the place to look cool and updated, Quatrini said. Were grateful for all the artists that put their work up, but Im also fascinated how it is a great venue for them and selling their artwork. Weve been open three weeks and weve had 4,500 people come in here. From the artists standpoint, its great exposure for them. Quatrini said the restaurant still is looking for more local artists to have their work featured on the walls of Cinco. An artist to be announced soon will be doing a piece on the exterior of the building, as well. Were excited, because we want it to change over, Quatrini said. We want people to come and see something different and unique. Were happy to sell something, because that brings another interesting piece. Theres plenty of walls here and plenty of room, Pranzo said.HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERWhen David Charles was prepar ing for the new school year, he was prepared for new classes, new students and new challenges less so for a new theatre. After decades of being home to musical and theatrical productions, Rollins College has demolished the Fred Stone Theatre. The school had discovered the structural damage in the building in the spring and determined it was no longer safe for use. It was officially torn down earlier this month. (The Fred Stone Theatre) was on its last legs for a while there, said Charles, producing director of Rollins College Annie Russell theatre. The hurricane season last year had some major storms come through, and we had just noticed some more cracks forming. So, facilities came out and made the call that they werent comfortable with classes or productions going on in that space. That was the final blow figuratively, it was the big bad wolf. The theatre hosted a number of classes in its day Charles said it often had classes starting as early as 8:30 a.m. and ending in the afternoon before being taken over for rehearsals and theatre practice until 10:30 p.m. It also hosted many of the colleges Second Stage series, the student-produced and directed shows, not to mention 30 or 40 improv plays. It wasnt the first Fred Stone building demolished at Rollins College, either. Charles said the building was originally the Winter Park Baptist Church that Rollins College purchased in 1961. It was called Bingham Hall and renamed the new Fred Stone building when the first facility was demolished because of electrical concerns in the early 1970s. He plans for the new building a custom-built location rather than a retrofitted church to be more state-of-the-art with technology to prepare the students. Additional classroom spaces to accommodate more students are planned for the new space. Until then, theatre students instead will use the Pioneer Hall, located at 203 E. Lyman Ave. and across from the SunTrust Parking Garage, as their base of operations for a few years. The project is around six months into the design process and is cur rently out to bid for new architects. As of now, the college is planning on developing the new theatre in the exact place as the old one. Rollins Communications Man ager Jo Marie Hebeler said funding for the new theatre will come from donations and other financing options. Were trying to find that happy compromise between what is budgeted and what we need; were in some of those tough discussions, Charles said. But were confident it will include, for a lack of a better term at the moment, the Fred Stone Building 3.0.Rollins demolishes Fred Stone TheatreThe college is in the beginning stages of replacing the building. Courtesy photoA new building will become the new home of Rollins theater department.Art meets good eats CINCO TACOS + TEQUILA140 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park PHONE: (407) 725-7100 WEBSITE: cincotacosandtequila.com CONTINUED FROM 17
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 19 266477 FRIDAY, AUG. 24FLORIDA FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Through Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C., Winter Park. This four-day festival will showcase six new, never-beforeproduced musicals. One act of each musical will be fully per formed concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. The musicals within the festival include: Diamond & the North Wind, Extended Stay, Miss Isabella Rainsong & Her Traveling Companion, The Stranger from Seville, How to Marry a Divorced Man and Somewhere in Between. For more information and tickets, call (407) 645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org.SATURDAY, AUG. 25MELISSA CRISPO 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Aloma Bowl, 2530 Aloma Ave, Winter Park. Melissa Crispo is bringing her best hits to Aloma Bowl. Performing her own music and classic covers for more than 14 years, she is sure to entertain any crowd. For more information, call Aloma Bowl at (407) 6718675.TUESDAY, AUG. 28THE SOUL OF GRAFFITI: JAN KALB Tuesday, Aug. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is pleased to announce its fall exhibit, The Soul of Grati: Jan Kalb. The exhibit will be held in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia. Contemporary Prague artist Jan Kalb is known inter nationally for his innovative 3-D grati. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1978 at a time when grati was a form of protest in Eastern Europe, he made a name for himself in the 1990s as the country was opening itself up to Western inuences. Kalb later become known across Europe as Cakes and took his art to New York in 2000, making an impression while painting train cars alongside other well-known grati artists. Since 2007, Kalb has experimented with abstractions on canvas, earning him solo exhibitions in Argentina, Germany, Paris, London, New York and Miami. The Polasek Museum exhibit will include sculptures, 3-D canvases, select new works and an original installation. For more information, call (407) 647-6294.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29SELWYN BIRCHWOOD 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. The Selwyn Birchwood band returns to the Bamboo for another smash show. With his ery guitar and lap-steel playing, memorable songs, and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, all delivered with a revival tent preachers fervor and a natural storytellers charisma. For more information, visit bluebambooartcenter.com.ONGOINGART CLASSES AT THE MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Maitland Senior Center, 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland. Get help with techniques in this art class. Seating is limited. Cost is $16 per month. Supplies are not provided. For more information, call (407) 539-6251. 36TH SUMMER ARTCAMP STUDENT EXHIBITION Through Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery at Creald School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park. Since 1982, Creald has presented an annual exhibition featuring works of art from the 300-plus Summer ArtCamp participants ages 4 to 17. The exhibition includes collaborative and individual works in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and photography. It is curated by Crealds Summer ArtCamp faculty. For more infor mation, call (407) 671-1886. BOOKS TO DIE FOR 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland. Books to Die For is the librarys book club for lovers of mysteries and thrillers. For more information, call (407) 6477700. HIS HENDERSON, ISRAEL & SIMPSON PROJECT On display through Dec. 31, on the second oor of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Visit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center to learn of Winter Parks African-American leaders Gus C. Henderson, Frank R. Israel and Walter B. Simpson. For more information, call (407) 539-2680. Courtesy photoTHIS WEEK
20 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 The Annie Russell Theatre PRESENTS THE 86TH SEASON 2018-2019 Twelve Angry Men SEPTEMBER 28 OCTOBER 6, 2018Avenue Q NOVEMBER 16 DECEMBER 1, 2018A New Play (Title TBA) FEBRUARY 15 23, 2019Sweet Charity APRIL 19 27, 2019 Rollins.edu/annie 407.646.2145 283039 As the ocial magazine of Central Floridas upscale Baldwin Park community for more than 12 years, Baldwin Park Living is directly mailed monthly to more than 5,000 residents and businesses, with additional copies being distributed via the association oce and businesses. ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call us at 407-401-9929Email us at jfanara@OrangeObserver.comwww.OrangeObserver.com 2018 PUBLISHES 1ST WEEK EACH MONTH SPACE DEADLINE COPY DUE October ................... September 13 November ............ October 11 December ............ November 15DONT MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE NEXT ISSUES! BALDWIN PARK LIVING 283038 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERThe Creald School often show cases pieces of art from professionals across Florida. But the work on display through Sept. 15 comes from a different talent pool the young artists who attended the schools summer camp. This is our 36th summer, and this is our 36th event, said Belinda Glennon, young artist program manager for the Creald School. Its grown. We used to sell out really fast and have tremendously long wait lists. We have tried in the past several years to include additional mediums and accommodate more children. During 10 weeks each summer, children ranging in age from 4 to 17 take oneto two-week summer camps to learn about a variety of different artistic mediums. Their work, peer-selected by the campers, is put on display for Creald customers to observe. The children also work with the instructors to make more than 30 collaborative art pieces that are up for sale. Theyre built upon whatever medium or technique the kids have been learning throughout their particular camp, Glennon said. Each person does a portion of it, and its put together to be a collaborative piece. Each piece is up for sale, and proceeds from that benefit scholarships for kids for next summer who might not be able to afford the experience. Faryn Hughley, 11, and Carri ghan Slydell, 13, worked together on Native American celebratory sculptures, which were carved out, painted over and printed on paper, and added to a collaborative piece. They also created their own ceramic sculptures. Slydell made a narwhal, while Hughley made a sculpture of her late dog that she gave to her brother. I wasnt good at art when I was in school, Hughley said. Now, I think I accomplished something to pass art. The media the children explore include printmaking, digital and film photography, painting and drawing, ceramics, sculptures, and mystery media. A new addition for this summer was an art-immer sion program during which 9to 13-year-olds tackled two media in about three-and-a-half hours. Angelina Schreyer, a 13-yearold student at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School always has been fond of painting and drawing. But the summer camp also gave her the chance to create clay ceramics, one of which was put on display at the exhibit. Its been encouraging as a young artist to be able to see people compliment your work, she said. PHOTO FINISHJohn Baker has served as the Creald Schools facilities manager, special events coordinator for a few years now. He also makes sure to help out at the summer camp by teaching kids about photography. Theres a relief and a glee (on opening night), because it comes to fruition, and you nally just exhale and enjoy, he said. You dont reach every kid. But the ones you do makes it all worthwhile. He said sometimes the children are more interested in being jokesters than paying attention to the class on famous photographers hes teaching. He admits its not an easy skill to learn he has to teach them how to use a cameras focus, the light meter, exposure and more. But eventually, some students learn how to handle the equipment, and their black-andwhite photos are on display at the school. At the end of the two weeks, they see the magic of the dark room, Baker said. Once they see the image appear before their eyes in the dark room, it all comes together. Its almost like an awakening and they want to take more photos. IF YOU GO36TH SUMMER ARTCAMP STUDENT EXHIBITION WHEN: Through Sept. 15 WHERE: The Creald School, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park PHONE: (407) 671-1886 WEBSITE: crealde.org/ exhibition/36th-summerartcamp-student-exhibitionStudent spotlight Faryn Hughley and Carrighan Slydell contributed to a collaborative art piece. Below: Angelina Schreyer, 13, created this ceramic piece.Photos by Harry Sayer
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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 23 8-23-18 rfnftbb rfnttb n nn tnt tbtb n bn ttn t n nnn n bntn nbtt nnt t n fnrn nttbnntnntn rn nt n tbt n n b ntb b n bnn n n bnt btn bb b n n nbntnnbbnt n tn n n tnb b tnr t b b n nnt bn n nbr fnnn nntn t bn nnn n n b tnb nnn n nt n bt n tnt n tnntn bnntn nt nnb ntn nnt n bnn fn nnt nb n nnt t nnb ftnbn tbn tnn bb n tb nbtn tb bb t ntbnt n ttn nnb tn n bttbn bnn t n bt n btn b n ntnnb nn fbn t nnbnn n rnfbbnr nnn nnn nn nn nn tf r fntbt trr rrr rr r 282345 WEATHERDorl Pierson Squires, of Winter Park, took this lovely photo of a tiger swallowtail buttery in her garden. The Winter Park/ Maitland Observer is hosting this weekly contest, and winners will have their photograph featured in the newspaper. To enter, email your photo, along with your name, city and a caption, to tfreed@ orangeobserver. com; put I Love Winter Park in the subject line. I LOVE WINTER PARK FRIDAY, AUG. 24High: 92 Low: 75 Chance of rain: 50%SATURDAY, AUG. 25High: 90 Low: 75 Chance of rain: 60%SUNDAY, AUG. 26High: 91 Low: 76 Chance of rain: 60%MONDAY, AUG. 27High: 90 Low: 75 Chance of rain: 60% Wednesday, Aug. 15 0.00 Thursday, Aug. 16 0.00 Friday, Aug. 17 0.50 Saturday, Aug. 18 0.00 Sunday, Aug. 19 0.00 Monday, Aug. 20 0.50 Tuesday, Aug. 21 0.00 YEAR TO DATE: 2018 41.30 in. 2017 26.79 in. AUG. TO DATE: 2018 7.9 in. 2017 .62 in. SUNRISE / SUNSET Sunrise Sunset Friday, Aug. 24 6:59a 7:57p Saturday, Aug. 25 7a 7:55p Sunday, Aug. 26 7a 7:54p Monday, Aug. 27 7:01a 7:53p Tuesday, Aug. 28 7:01a 7:52p Wednesday, Aug. 29 7:02a 7:51p Thursday, Aug. 30 7:02a 7:50pMOON PHASES RAINFALL FORECAST Sept. 2 Last Sept. 24 Full Sept. 9 New Sept. 16 First
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